Lithuanian Case Study of Prescribed Participation in Cultural Events: Attitude of Health Care Practitioners
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Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
Vilnius Central Outpatient Clinic, Lithuania
Publication date: 2015-12-31
JoMS 2015;27(4):227-250
The aim of the paper is to explore how non-medical factors influence health and well-being, quality of life (QoL). Thus, cultural attendance takes a significant role on QoL because namely culture is an important domain for health and QoL simultaneously. To analyze the possible connection between culture and health, and, attendance of cultural events in case of social project Cultural Prescription presented in a paper as one of the important dimensions of QoL. The article provides the results of that social project from a perspective of Lithuanian health care practitioners. Continuing about QoL and state inputs to it, cultural policy domains are presented to create an overall picture of it and make conditions for connection of those two segments. Research results indicate its advantages and disadvantages, which identified by health care practitioners as intermediaries between project’s organizers and those who receive prescriptions (patients).
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